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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782405/the-impact-of-anesthesia-influenced-process-measure-compliance-on-length-of-stay-results-from-an-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-for-colorectal-surgery-cohort
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Michael C Grant, Claro M Pio Roda, Joseph K Canner, Philip Sommer, Daniel Galante, Deborah Hobson, Susan Gearhart, Christopher L Wu, Elizabeth Wick
BACKGROUND: Process measure compliance has been associated with improved outcomes in enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs. Herein, we sought to assess the impact of compliance with measures directly influenced by anesthesiology in an ERAS for colorectal surgery cohort. METHODS: From January 2013 to April 2015, data from 1140 consecutive patients were collected for all patients before (pre-ERAS) and after (ERAS) implementation of an ERAS program. Compliance with 9 specific process measures directly influenced by the anesthesiologist or acute pain service was analyzed to determine the impact on hospital length of stay (LOS)...
May 17, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781687/assessment-of-nurses-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-knowledge-and-skills-within-three-district-hospitals-in-botswana
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Lakshmi Rajeswaran, Megan Cox, Stoffel Moeng, Billy M Tsima
BACKGROUND:  Nurses are usually the first to identify the need for and initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on patients with cardiopulmonary arrest in the hospital setting. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation has been shown to reduce in-hospital deaths when received from adequately trained health care professionals. AIM:  We aimed to investigate nurses' retention of CPR knowledge and skills at district hospitals in Botswana. METHODS:  A quantitative, quasi-experimental study was conducted at three hospitals in Botswana...
April 12, 2018: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779623/educating-emergency-department-staff-on-the-identification-and-treatment-of-human-trafficking-victims
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Steven Donahue, Michael Schwien, Danielle LaVallee
INTRODUCTION: Hospitalization is one of the few circumstances in which the lives of trafficking victims intersect with the general population. Based on survivor testimonies, the majority of human trafficking victims may receive medical treatment in a hospital's emergency department while in captivity. With evidenced-based training, ED personnel have a better opportunity to screen persons who are being trafficked and intervene on their behalf. METHODS: This project examined the efficacy of an innovative, evidence-based online training module (HTEmergency...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778640/work-factors-associated-with-return-to-work-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-survivors
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Alexis Descatha, Florence Dumas, Wulfran Bougouin, Alain Cariou, Guillaume Geri
INTRODUCTION: Although the survival rate after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) has increased over time, little is known about the return to work of OHCA survivors. We aim to evaluate prevalence and factors associated with return to work (RTW) in OHCA survivors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All consecutive OHCA survivors aged 18-65 years and discharged alive from a Paris tertiary intensive care unit between 2000 and 2013 were included. Pre-hospital care, in-hospital care, and after-hospital discharge data, such as work description (work location, job classification, nature of the job) were compared relative to work status and RTW...
May 17, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778436/enhanced-central-venous-catheter-bundle-for-pediatric-parenteral-dependent-intestinal-failure
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Jennifer A Ormsby, Bola Bukoye, Debra Lajoie, Herminia Shermont, Lisa Martin, Kierrah Leger, Judy Mahoney, Gail Potter-Bynoe, Jane Carpenter, Al Ozonoff, Grace M Lee
BACKGROUND: Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) cause substantial morbidity and increase antimicrobial use and length of stay among hospitalized children in the United States. CLABSI occurs more frequently among high-risk pediatric patients, such as those with intestinal failure (IF) who are parenteral nutrition (PN) dependent. Following an increase in CLABSI rates, a quality improvement (QI) initiative was implemented. METHODS: Using QI methodology, an enhanced central venous catheter (CVC) maintenance bundle was developed and implemented on 2 units for pediatric PN-dependent patients with IF...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777560/the-effect-of-mobile-messaging-apps-on-cardiac-patient-knowledge-of-cad-risk-factors-and-adherence-to-a-healthy-lifestyle
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Yea Hung Tang, Mei Chan Chong, Yan Piaw Chua, Ping Lei Chui, Li Yoong Tang, Norsiah Rahmat
AIMS: This study aimed to determine the effect mobile messaging apps on coronary artery disease patient knowledge of and adherence to a healthy lifestyle. BACKGROUND: Due to the increasing incidence of coronary artery disease in recent years, interventions targeting coronary artery disease risk factors are urgent public priorities. The use of mobile technology in healthcare services and medical education is relatively new with promising future prospects. DESIGN: This study used a quasi-experimental design that included pre- and post-test for intervention and control groups...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776670/-predictors-of-in-hospital-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-elective-surgery-in-a-university-hospital-a-prospective-cohort
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Adriene Stahlschmidt, Betânia Novelo, Luiza Alexi Freitas, Sávio Cavalcante Passos, Jairo Alberto Dussián-Sarria, Elaine Aparecida Félix, Patrícia Wajnberg Gamermann, Wolnei Caumo, Luciana Paula Cadore Stefani
INTRODUCTION: Morbidity and mortality associated with urgent or emergency surgeries are high compared to elective procedures. Perioperative risk scores identify the non-elective character as an independent factor of complications and death. The present study aims to characterize the population undergoing non-elective surgeries at the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre and identify the clinical and surgical factors associated with death within 30 days postoperatively. METHODOLOGY: A prospective cohort study of 187 patients undergoing elective surgeries between April and May 2014 at the Hospital de Clínicas, Porto Alegre...
May 15, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776596/surgical-procedures-in-health-professional-shortage-areas-impact-of-a-surgical-incentive-payment-plan
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Adrian Diaz, Katiuscha Merath, Fabio Bagante, Qinyu Chen, Ozgur Akgul, Eliza Beal, Jay Idrees, Griffin Olsen, Faiz Gani, Timothy M Pawlik
INTRODUCTION: The Affordable Care Act established a Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services based 10% reimbursement bonus for general surgeons in Health Professional Shortage Areas. We sought to assess the impact of the Affordable Care Act Surgery Incentive Payment on surgical procedures performed in Health Professional Shortage Areas. METHODS: Hospital utilization data from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development between January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2015, were used to categorize hospitals according to Health Professional Shortage Area location...
May 15, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776348/the-influence-of-cross-sectoral-treatment-models-on-patients-with-mental-disorders-in-germany-study-protocol-of-a-nationwide-long-term-evaluation-study-eva64
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Anne Neumann, Enno Swart, Dennis Häckl, Roman Kliemt, Stefanie March, Denise Küster, Katrin Arnold, Thomas Petzold, Fabian Baum, Martin Seifert, Jessika Weiß, Andrea Pfennig, Jochen Schmitt
BACKGROUND: Close, continuous and efficient collaboration between different professions and sectors of care is necessary to provide patient-centered care for individuals with mental disorders. The lack of structured collaboration between in- and outpatient care constitutes a limitation of the German health care system. Since 2012, a new law in Germany (§64b Social code book (SGB) V) has enabled the establishment of cross-sectoral and patient-centered treatment models in psychiatry. Such model projects follow a capitation budget, i...
May 18, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771374/our-inner-city-children-inflicted-with-burns-a-retrospective-analysis-of-pediatric-burn-admissions-at-harlem-hospital-ny
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Anant Dinesh, Thais Polanco, Khurram Khan, Alexius Ramcharan, Ryan Engdahl
Pediatric burns in the urban environment present special problems. Inner-city communities may be unique with hardships due to various socioeconomic factors. There is lack of literature analyzing pediatric burns in the inner-city, and there has been no report to date reviewing Harlem New York City, one of the most challenged areas in the nation. The aim of this study is to understand the pre-hospital circumstances, socioeconomic factors and management of pediatric burns admitted to our hospital. A retrospective review was performed including all patients aged 0-18 years admitted to the burn care unit from January 2006-May 2017...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769501/thyroid-status-in-children-with-transfusion-dependent-hb-e-%C3%AE-thalassaemia
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T Sharmin, A H Mollah, A A Morshed, M K Chowdhury
Despite improved haematological care, multi-endocrine dysfunction is a common complication in thalassemia. Iron overload is thought to be the most likely mechanism in thyroid dysfunction in these patients. Moreover, chronic tissue hypoxia might havedirect toxic effect on thyroid gland resulting in hypothyroidism. This study was designed to evaluate the thyroid status of children with Hb-E β-thalassemia. This cross sectional analytic study was conducted among thepatients with Hb-E β-thalassemia attending both in-patient & out-patient department of Paediatrics, Dhaka Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh from April 2012 to March 2013...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769074/delay-in-reviewing-test-results-prolongs-hospital-length-of-stay-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Mei-Sing Ong, Farah Magrabi, Enrico Coiera
BACKGROUND: Failure in the timely follow-up of test results has been widely documented, contributing to delayed medical care. Yet, the impact of delay in reviewing test results on hospital length of stay (LOS) has not been studied. We examine the relationship between laboratory tests review time and hospital LOS. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of inpatients admitted to a metropolitan teaching hospital in Sydney, Australia, between 2011 and 2012 (n = 5804)...
May 16, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766655/pre-surgical-surgical-and-post-surgical-experiences-of-weight-loss-surgery-patients-a-closer-look-at-social-determinants-of-health
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L P Johnson, F M Asigbee, R Crowell, A Negrini
Using a novel qualitative approach, Photovoice, researchers assessed social, psychological, physical and economic barriers encountered by patients of weight loss surgery. Applying the Photovoice approach and Williams' theory of narrative reconstruction for qualitative interviewing, the research team set out to investigate the bariatric patient experience from pre-surgery to hospitalization to post-surgery. Fifteen participants were given digital cameras and asked to take photographs that represented their weight loss journeys...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764476/traumatic-brain-injury-in-uganda-exploring-the-use-of-a-hospital-based-registry-for-measuring-burden-and-outcomes
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Amber Mehmood, Nukhba Zia, Connie Hoe, Olive Kobusingye, Hussein Ssenyojo, Adnan A Hyder
OBJECTIVE: Lack of data on traumatic brain injuries (TBI) hinders the appreciation of the true magnitude of the TBI burden. This paper describes a scientific approach for hospital based systematic data collection in a low-income country. The registry is based on the evaluation framework for injury surveillance systems which comprises a four-step approach: (1) identifying characteristics that assess a surveillance system, (2) review of the identified variables based on adopted specific, measurable, assignable, realistic, and time-related criteria, (3) assessment of the proposed variables and system characteristics by an expert panel, and (4) development and application of a rating system...
May 15, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763669/travel-related-health-problems-in-the-immunocompromised-traveller-an-exploratory-study
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Mariëlle van Aalst, Marella C E van Ruissen, Roos Verhoeven, Godelieve J de Bree, Abraham Goorhuis, Martin P Grobusch
BACKGROUND: Immunocompromised travellers (ICTs) are at increased risk of travel-related health problems. Therefore, they are advised to attend specialised pre-travel clinics for advise on vaccination, malaria chemoprophylaxis and on demand antibiotics. However, studies yield conflicting data regarding travel-related health problems encountered by ICTs; questioning the rationale for certain advises, and particularly the advice of on demand antibiotics. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate self-reported travel-related health problems, antibiotic use, medical visits and risk behaviours in ICTs and controls...
May 12, 2018: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762795/addressing-racism-in-medical-education-an-interactive-training-module
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Tanya White-Davis, Jennifer Edgoose, Joedrecka S Brown Speights, Kathryn Fraser, Jeffrey M Ring, Jessica Guh, George W Saba
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Education of health care clinicians on racial and ethnic disparities has primarily focused on emphasizing statistics and cultural competency, with minimal attention to racism. Learning about racism and unconscious processes provides skills that reduce bias when interacting with minority patients. This paper describes the responses to a relationship-based workshop and toolkit highlighting issues that medical educators should address when teaching about racism in the context of pernicious health disparities...
May 2018: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760843/multicenter-study-of-albuterol-use-among-infants-hospitalized-with-bronchiolitis
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Anna Condella, Jonathan M Mansbach, Kohei Hasegawa, Peter S Dayan, Ashley F Sullivan, Janice A Espinola, Carlos A Camargo
Introduction: Although bronchiolitis is a common reason for infant hospitalization, significant heterogeneity persists in its management. The American Academy of Pediatrics currently recommends that inhaled albuterol not be used in routine care of children with bronchiolitis. Our objective was to identify factors associated with pre-admission (e.g., emergency department or primary care) use of albuterol among infants hospitalized for bronchiolitis. Methods: We analyzed data from a 17-center observational study of 1,016 infants (age <1 year) hospitalized with bronchiolitis between 2011-2014...
May 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759717/low-level-vagus-nerve-stimulation-suppresses-post-operative-atrial-fibrillation-and-inflammation-a-randomized-study
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Stavros Stavrakis, Mary Beth Humphrey, Benjamin Scherlag, Omer Iftikhar, Purvi Parwani, Mubasher Abbas, Adrian Filiberti, Christian Fleming, Yanqing Hu, Paul Garabelli, Arthur McUnu, Marvin Peyton, Sunny S Po
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to examine the efficacy of low-level vagus nerve stimulation (LLVNS) in suppressing post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) and inflammatory cytokines in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. BACKGROUND: POAF often complicates cardiac surgery. METHODS: Patients undergoing cardiac surgery were randomized to active or sham LLVNS. In all patients, a bipolar wire was sutured to the vagus nerve pre-ganglionic fibers alongside the lateral aspect of the superior vena cava...
September 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759627/complications-and-health-care-costs-associated-with-transvenous-cardiac-pacemakers-in-a-nationwide-assessment
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Daniel J Cantillon, Derek V Exner, Nima Badie, Kevin Davis, Ning Yan Gu, Yelena Nabutovsky, Rahul Doshi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to retrospectively characterize transvenous pacemaker (TVP) complications and associated health care costs in a large-scale U.S. patient cohort. BACKGROUND: TVP complications have previously been shown to affect more than 1 in 10 patients but may be underestimated. Pacemakers are widely implanted across community and urban hospitals by operators of varying specialization and experience. METHODS: Truven Health MarketScan databases track U...
November 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759596/implementing-an-educational-program-to-improve-critical-care-nurses-enteral-nutritional-support
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Hyunjung Kim, Sun Ju Chang
BACKGROUND: Although international nutrition societies recommend enteral nutrition guidelines for patients in intensive care units (ICUs), large gaps exist between these recommendations and actual clinical practice. Education programs designed to improve nurses' knowledge about enteral nutrition are therefore required. In Korea, there are no educational intervention studies about evidence-based guidelines of enteral nutrition for critically ill patients. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the effects of an education program to improve critical care nurses' perceptions, knowledge, and practices towards providing enteral nutritional support for ICU patients...
May 11, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
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